Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara

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Hotel class: 3 stars
Po box 72630 nairobi maasai mara kenya., Masai Mara, Kenya
Mara Sopa Lodge - typical African thatch
Mara Sopa Lodge - Carry your swimming suit
Mara Sopa Lodge - Carry your swimming suit
Mara Sopa Lodge - nature's walk to the bar area

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Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara Reviews

2 reviews
Affordable luxury in the Wilderness Mar 23, 2011
Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge is one of the best Lodges in Kenyan Wilderness. The food is excellent, ammenities excellent and the service is great. The Lodge is ideal to a couple as well as a family with kids. At Mara Sopa, you will get good value for your money.
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Breathtaking lodging in Africa's wilderness Dec 22, 2009
Mara Sopa Lodge is part of the Sopa chain of hotels and lodges. Did you know that Sopa is a Masai word for “welcome”? I have had the opportunity of staying at both the Mara Sopa in Kenya and Ngorongoro Sopa in Tanzania. The Mara Sopa lodge is located in the Oloolamuita valley by a hillside showing off a breathtaking view of the Valley. The view is lovely because the lodge is located in hills just next to the entrance to the Maasai Mara Reserve, ten minutes or so.

The lodge rooms are furnished with queen size beds and full en-suite bathrooms and shower. Each room and suite has its own private balcony where you can actually see the wildlife and bird life. It is made in a typical African hut architecture to blend in with nature and to celebrate the rich Masai culture of hut building. Charming, warm and cozy is what I felt. I felt the lodge blended in well with nature giving it the authentic and traditional feel.

We had an early rise to go game viewing and I was amazed at how good the food/ breakfast was at about 6: 00 a.m. The lodge is big with a really huge dining area and some minutes walk from the cabin to the dining area. The path to the dinning and bar is very intriguing arousing curiosity as you walk along. The service team was very pleasant and, they served good meals from a really large buffet offering something to choose from for everybody. If you are a vegetarian, you may want to let the service team know ahead of time so they can cater for your needs.

Because of it’s location electric power is used economically: The electricity is on at certain hours only, so if you need to charge anything like cell phones, lap top battery, camera battery etc, please do so at dinner time so you get enough time for the charge, at least five hours or more.

Getting to the gate to the park from the lodge is approximately ten minutes drive: along the way you are able to spot a lot of animals in the area including Zebras, antelopes etc. It was that time of the year when the migration is on so the place was a bit crowded with about twenty or so vans with people scrambling to snap or look as soon as a lion was spotted. There are many secluded areas along the Mara river where many more animals can be spotted, if your driver is skilled enough and willing to go the distance the Mara River area and closer tot he Tanzania boarders offer more. The roadwork is not as smooth so it can get tiring taking the drive to and from the lodge to the Mara river area.

I rarely recommend with a definite touch that someone choose one hotel over the other, but this one comes particularly high on my recommendations. I would highly recommend this place because not only is it efficiently run but it has one thing most park/ reserve hotels tend to lack - the personal warm touch to everything.

Anytime you read a review, keep an open mind. Remember always "One man's Meat, is another's Poison"

This was my "Meat".
Carry your swimming suit
typical African thatch
nature's walk to the bar area
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Africancrab says:
Thanks Sarah and Opera, I loved it there.
Posted on: Sep 15, 2011
operaelm says:
Good review. Thanks!
Posted on: Sep 13, 2011
sarahsan says:
Sound like my kind of place! Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Dec 23, 2009

Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara Overview

With its central location, Mara Sopa Lodge is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Masai Mara National Park.
The 90 guestrooms at this 3-star hotel provide all the essential amenities needed by the business and leisure traveler.
This Masai Mara National Park accommodation contains all of the facilities and conveniences you would expect from a hotel in its class.
Along with its convenient location in Masai Mara National Park, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests.
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Mara Sopa Lodge Amenities

  • Earliest check-in at 14:00
  • 1 outdoor pool

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